Hair How To: The Half-Twist Hairstyle

The Half-Twist Hairstyle

Go to the beach or brunch, to your desk or dinner, or even the next wedding you’re invited to with this half-twist hairstyle.

It’s modern, romantic, and easy to DIY, making this soft updo a newfound staple in our hair rotation.

Here, Deron Edward, Creative Director of Civello Chicago, shows us how to DIY this half-twist hairstyle so we can get the look at home, with ease!

How To DIY The Half-Twist Hairstyle

  1. Start with damp, clean hair.
  2. Apply a salt spray or other product that provides light grip, like the new Aveda Thickening Tonic. Brush through the roots to ends and blow dry.
  3. Use a curling wand to set your hair into loose waves. For a more updated half-twist hairstyle, leave the last half inch to inch of your strands out of the iron. If you do not own a curling wand, simply wrap your hair around the barrel of your curling iron and leave it open while the curl sets. (Don’t worry about starting too close to the scalp; these curls are meant to be loose.)
  4. Once you have curled the entire head, apply a light hair spray like Aveda Air Control to your crown and tease to desired fullness for your half-twist hairstyle.
  5. Create a center part.
  6. Section off two pieces of hair (one on each side of the part), from the top of your head to the top front corner of your ear, as if you were creating a traditional half-up, half-down hairstyle. Leave some hair out near your hair line for softness around the face.
  7. Divide each section in half, so that each side has two sections. Twist both sections around each other to create as much or as little of a twist as you like for your half-twist hairstyle.
  8. Bring both twists back to the center back of your head and secure with a clear elastic.
  9. Pull apart the twists slightly to make them bigger and give them a softer texture. Pay extra attention to where the strands meet, pulling to cover the elastic. A little frizz is okay for this half-twist hairstyle!
  10. Accessorize with small pieces of baby’s breath or your favorite dried flowers, if desired.